The Mia Moda Alto is part of the high chair
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, high chair
models like the Alto are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Safety for each high chair was assessed by our testing, which is based on the voluntary safety standard, ASTM F404-10. Tests include evaluations of the restraint system, stability of the high chair, and static and dynamic load assessments as well as other tests.
Ease of use:
Ease of use is based on trained panelists' assessments of harness adjustment and use, folding and unfolding, removing and replacing the tray and tray insert (if any), adjusting seat back and height where applicable, removing and replacing the seat cover.
About This Brand
Mia Moda, a manufacturer of European styled strollers, car seats, high chairs, playards, and more, is part of the Dream On Me Inc. family. Its products are available mostly online. www.miamodausa.com
Features & Specs - Mia Moda Alto
Weight (lbs.) Weight is the weight of the chair (with tray in place) in pounds.
Projected footprint (sq. in.) Projected footprint is the amount of floor space, in square inches, that the chair requires while in use.
Projected footprint (sq. in.)
Harness type Harness type is 5-point, incorporating shoulder as well as waist and crotch straps - which we strongly recommend - or 3-point.
How to clean The manufacturer's suggested method of cleaning everyday spills and mess.
How to clean
Reclinable seat/positions Reclinable seat/positions indicates whether or not the chair has a reclinable seatback, and if so, how many positions are available.
Y / 4
Adjustable seat height/positions Adjustable seat height/positions indicates whether or not the chair's seat height is adjustable, and, if so, the number of positions available.
Bought this for my daughter when she was 7 months old. She is now 13 months old and we hate her high chair.<br /><br />She is an average size baby and we have to put ATLEAST one phone book under her in order for the tray to be at a somewhat decent level, otherwise it is at her nose.<br />The seat is always in a semi reclined state, making her slouch backwards, we have resorted to putting a folded up pillow behind her to hold her up.<br />And she is a toddler - she can sit up and crawl and stand just fine, so you know this is an issue.<br /><br />It is SO hard to clean. We have to remove the cover every time she uses it cause the food just goes everywhere. And since the food sticks to the cover you have to machine wash it almost everynight - which makes up use a blanket on it instead of the cover.<br />The big tray itself has holes and slits in it where the food gets in to - and even when you clean it its hard to get the water out of the inside (from the slits and holes) that I worry about mold growing inside of it.<br /><br />The storage basket was a huge selling point for me, but I have come to find out that it is not handy - it only collects food. Lots of food.<br /><br />So this chair looks great but is terrible.<br /><br />Do not buy. Unless you want to add a bunch of phonebooks and pillows everytime you use it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Binghamton, NY
(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Worst. High chair. EVER.
Its Modern Looking
Cannot Machine Wash Cover
Food Gets Stuck In Cracks
Impossible to keep clean
There are so many nooks and crannies right where messy little toddler hands rest- the only way to clean was with a toothpick! I purchased this despite bad reviews because it looked so nice! I didn't want crazy colors or characters all over the chair that is going to live with us for a couple if years.... At this point, I welcome Pooh or Mickey! I hate hate hate this chair..<br /><br />I've never found a use for the reclining feature or for the height adjustment option.